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Clinical Practice of Cognitive Therapy with Children and Adolescents
The Nuts and Bolts

Robert D. Friedberg and Jessica M. McClure

354 Pages
Size: 6" x 9"
January 2002
ISBN 978-1-57230-723-0
Cat. #0723
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“The best text I have read on cognitive work with children and adolescents. Unlike the oversimplified perspective presented in some other writing on this intervention approach, this book places cognitive work in developmental and transactional contexts. In doing so, Friedberg and McClure show great respect and understanding for the complexity of clients' lives. Their theoretically sophisticated case studies convey the nuts and bolts of cognitive work in ways that will help both new and experienced clinicians. I was particularly pleased by the authors' embedding of cognitive interventions in developmentally sensitive play and storytelling scenarios.”

—Douglas D. Davies, MSW, PhD, School of Social Work, University of Michigan

“This book expertly fills a void in the literature. It provides clinicians with an in-depth, state-of-the-art approach for linking specific cases with specific cognitive treatments, and does so for a variety of clinical populations. A developmental and multicultural orientation enhances the text as well, making it a 'must have' for practitioners working with youth with behavior disorders. The book's focus on case conceptualization and the 'nuts and bolts' of cognitive therapy also makes it an excellent resource for child psychopathology courses.”

—Christopher A. Kearney, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

“This book offers a developmentally appropriate, culturally sensitive application of the cognitive model to a wide range of child and adolescent problems and situations. From the fundamentals of case conceptualization and session structure to the more advanced topics of treatment planning and implementation, Friedberg and McClure provide a comprehensive and empirically based guide to the treatment of depressed, anxious, and disruptive children and adolescents. Richly infused with case examples, treatment protocols, and creative applications, this outstanding volume goes a long way to bridge a gap in the clinical literature by extending and adapting cognitive therapy principles and procedures (originally developed for the treatment of adults) to the treatment of children and adolescents. It represents a significant contribution to the field of cognitive therapy, and will be an important text for courses on child and adolescent therapy, cognitive-behavioral interventions, and/or school counseling. Filled with practical information, the book will also be an invaluable resource for clinical supervisors involved in the training of therapists in practicum and clinical settings.”

—William J. Lyddon, PhD, University of Southern Mississippi; Founding Fellow, Academy of Cognitive Therapy

“At last! Friedberg and McClure bring clinicians into their offices and show in detail how cognitive therapy can be done with children and adolescents. Graduate students and therapists in training will devour every page to learn how and when to use both standard and innovative cognitive therapy interventions. As an experienced clinician, I appreciate that each treatment chapter introduces creative interventions that are new to me. Included are detailed descriptions of each intervention, session transcripts, and client worksheets, which will help me quickly add the new techniques and procedures to my repertoire of favored interventions. In addition, useful flow charts guide therapists in choosing among the variety of methods taught, depending on treatment goals and client needs. This book is leaping to the top of my list of recommendations for therapists wanting to improve the cognitive therapy they offer children and adolescents.”

—Christine A. Padesky, PhD, coauthor of Mind Over Mood; Co-Director, Center for Cognitive Therapy, Huntington Beach, California
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